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Root River Report
The following information is the latest fishing
information for the Root River in Racine. We will post
new information to this site every TUESDAY at 4:00
pm from September through December and from March through
May. We will also update the number of fish processed at
the Root River Steelhead Facility to give you the exact
number of fish passed upstream. Depending on water
conditions and number of fish in the weir, fish are
usually processed on Mondays and Thursdays.
In addition, you can call our Lake Michigan Fishing Hotline at (414) 382-7920 to hear the latest fishing information for Lake Michigan and its tributaries or check out our Lake Michigan Outdoor Report
Root River Steelhead Facility
Lake Michigan trout and salmon don't successfully reproduce in Wisconsin streams, so DNR gives Mother Nature a hand. Watch fisheries crews collect eggs and milt from spawning fish to create the next generation of steelhead to challenge anglers on the big pond.
Root River Fishing Report for November 4, 2013
Rain over the weekend raised the water levels and flows in the Root River. This brought in fresh fish into the upper parts of the Root River and more fish got captured in the facility. Fishing should continue to be good if water levels are maintained through this week.
For up to date river conditions, check out the USGS web site of stream flow conditions in Wisconsin.
- Above the weir: Fishing pressure above the facility was pretty light despite the higher flows. Because the facility is still in operation, not a lot of fish are able to make it past the weir. Anglers that did find fish mostly caught coho salmon as Chinook salmon numbers have drastically declined. In addition, some brown trout have made it past the facillity and have provided good action to anglers above the weir.
- Below the weir: Most if the fishing pressure over the weekend and early part of the week has been concentrated below the facility, in Lincoln Park and Washington Park. The recent rains have brought in fresh coho salmon, brown trout and some Chinook salmon. Anglers are concentrating on coho salmon and brown trout using spawn sacs and brightly colored flies. Anglers are having some success catching these fish. In addition, no winter run steelhead have been seen in the river as of this week. The number of steelhead should start to increase closer to Thanksgiving.
Root River Steelhead Facility Report
|DATE: November 4, 2013||RIVER TEMP: 45|
|Rainbow Trout||Chinook Salmon||Coho Salmon||Brown Trout|
|Taken to Hatchery|
|Spawned at Facility|